Tropical cyclone Haruna entered the region of Tulear last Friday, February 22 and left the area the next morning. As a consequence, it has caused an unprecedented heavy toll despite actions of mitigation, preparation and prevention (development of measures to reduce the potential damage ...) implemented by the BNGRC (National Disaster Management Office of the region), as well as calls for vigilance launched by the meteorology, and the advices and warnings broadcasted on national radio station to make concerned people aware, and be informed as soon as possible to take all the necessary measures in alleviating the effects. Nevertheless, we can see that the gravity and the extent of the damage both human and material clearly show the lack or inadequacy action plan, plan emergency evacuation and rescue in time.
Tree uprooted, Jirama's poles succumbed to wind burst and the dam of Sakaraha is damaged, causing water and power cut accross the region. But the electricity was slowly restored apart some neighborhoods. Service stations also have difficulties to distribute fuels. Only Shell stations are opened in Toliara.